New Coal?

The Federal government is planning to set up tenders for a number of new power plants before the next election, however it appears to be emphasising coal and 'fair dinkum 24/7 generation'.

It is rushing through the process in order to have it all finalised before the caretaker period.

See the following links for more details:

Coal Fired Power Plants in Australia Broke Down Once Every Three Days

New Government Tender Process Favours Coal Power

It is surprising that this is their priority given that the polls suggest that